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"depressing" in British English

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depressingadjective

uk   us   /dɪˈpres.ɪŋ/
B2 making you ​feelunhappy and without ​hope for the ​future: This ​weather is so depressing. Her ​letter made depressing ​reading. [+ -ing verb] It was very depressing ​watching the ​newstonight. [+ to infinitive] It's depressing tothink that it will ​soon be ​winter.

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(Definition of depressing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"depressing" in American English

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depressingadjective

 /dɪˈpres·ɪŋ/
making you ​feelunhappy and without ​hope: Life is depressing enough, I don’t need depressing ​movies.
depressingly
adverb  us   /dɪˈpres·ɪŋ·li/
My ​score was depressingly ​low.
(Definition of depressing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “depressing”
in Arabic كَئيب…
in Korean 우울하게 만드는…
in Portuguese deprimente…
in Catalan depriment…
in Japanese 気を滅入らせる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人沮丧的,使人感到压抑的…
in Turkish kasvetli, iç karartıcı, karamsarlık veren…
in Russian наводящий уныние…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人沮喪的,使人感到壓抑的…
in Italian deprimente…
in Polish przygnębiający…
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